The health and safety of our visitors are of paramount importance to us here in the San Jose / Bay Area. As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to change at a rapid pace, we recommend you use the links below for the latest in health and travel updates related to our region.
BAY AREA “SHELTER IN PLACE” ORDER
On April 27th, health officials in Santa Clara Counties and the City of Berkeley announced that the orders to shelter in place will be extended through May 31st. Click here for the joint press release.
On March 30th, it was announced that the “Shelter in Place” in the Bay Area will be extended until May 3rd.
On March 16th, the Public health officers of San Jose announced, a legal order directing their respective residents to shelter at home for three weeks until at least April 7th.
The order limits activity, travel, and business functions to only the most essential needs. The guidance comes after the substantial input from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and best practices from other health officials around the world.
The order defines essential activities as necessary for the health and safety of individuals and their families. Essential businesses allowed to operate during the recommended action include health care operations; businesses that provide food, shelter, and social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals; fresh and nonperishable food retailers (including convenience stores); pharmacies; child care facilities; gas stations; banks; laundry businesses and services necessary for maintaining the safety, sanitation and essential operation of a residence. In addition, health care, law and safety, and essential government functions will continue under the recommended action.
MASS GATHERINGS INFORMATION
On the order of Santa Clara County, Public Health Department gatherings of more than 50 individuals are now prohibited in San Mateo County effective Sunday, March 15, 2020.
During the same period, gatherings of fewer than 50 persons are prohibited in San Mateo County unless hosts or sponsors implement all of the COVID-19 risk mitigation measures listed in the order. Click here to view the Mass Gathering Order.
For more information, visit the Santa Clara County Public Health Department.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
The California Department of Public Health is encouraging everyone to help prevent the spread of this respiratory illness with these everyday actions:
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay away from work, school, or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.
- Follow guidance from public health officials.
- Visit California Coronavirus Resource Page: visitcalifornia.com/coronavirus
FAQ about statewide “Stay at Home” order: https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/